Tim Idzenga

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AIMS At present, an invasive pressure flow study is recommended to diagnose urinary bladder outlet obstruction. This method induces the risk of urinary tract infection and urethral trauma. We studied perineal noise recording as an alternative, non-invasive diagnostic method in three flexible/extensible model urethras and two silicone tubes. METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVES Elderly men are prone to developing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) possibly caused by bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). The most frequently used method to diagnose this condition is an invasive and time-consuming pressure-flow study. We are developing a novel non-invasive method to diagnose BOO in men with LUTS based on perineal sound(More)
On average, in aging males, the prostate enlarges (benign prostatic enlargement or BPE) and may cause bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). The internationally standardized method for diagnosing BOO is based on measurements of urinary flow rate and bladder pressure, using a catheter inserted into the bladder via the urethra. This method is invasive,(More)
OBJECTIVES In a population of 16 healthy male volunteers we studied the variability and repeatability of perineal sound recording as a non-invasive method for diagnosing bladder outlet obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS The volunteers had a flat age-distribution (22-62 years), a median IPSS-score of 1 (range: 0-18) and voided at least 10 times. From each(More)
BACKGROUND The current standard for Prostate Cancer (PCa) detection in biopsy-naïve men consists of 10-12 systematic biopsies under ultrasound guidance. This approach leads to underdiagnosis and undergrading of significant PCa while insignificant PCa may be overdiagnosed. The recent developments in MRI and Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) imaging have(More)
AIMS To develop a non-invasive method to diagnose Bladder Outlet Obstruction (BOO) based on decorrelation of subsequently acquired UltraSound (US) data of urinary flow, we studied the influence of scatter particle concentration on the decorrelation process in urethra models using both aqueous solutions of scattering particles and urine samples. METHODS A(More)
AIMS We aim at developing a non-invasive method for grading and diagnosing urinary bladder outlet obstruction, based on noise recording with a perineal contact microphone during voiding. We found that the noise production during voiding depends amongst others on the viscoelastic properties of the urethral wall. To further test our method, we need a(More)